Confirmed Open: Dominique Ansel Bakery–Michelin stars all over the place02 Nov 2011, Posted by Dominique Ansel Bakery, Reviews in
I visited the Dominique Ansel Bakery this afternoon and the place is 100% ready for prime time. They say it’s a “soft opening” but the Wi-fi is working, the back yard space is sunny, clean and inviting and most importantly, the three-star pastries are plentiful and live up to heavy expecations–just what one would envision from the former pastry chef of Daniel.
Just how pro is this place? They use a blow torch to caramelize the top of their special “cotton-soft cheese cakes”–just like a creme brulee.
The “Mini Me” meringue-topped chocolate cake is as good a pastry as anything I’m aware of in NYC that’s not plated to order. It has a perfect blend of chocolate flavors and all kinds of textures owing to the toasted meringue twists on top. What makes it pro-as-hell is the fact that despite all the chocolate it’s still not too sweet.
The bottom line with Dominique Ansel Bakery is that if you come in with a chip on your shoulder expecting three star pastries–you will not be disappointed, you will only be humbled. Look for a full report with an interview coming soon.
Dominique Ansel Bakery is located on 189 Spring Street (Sullivan). Their website is here (but not active yet). Hours coming soon.